Blockchain technology to be adopted into the United States Health Care industry to revamp medical record keeping. Blockchain technology has seen its tentacles spread into education, transportation and the financial aspect of the society recently, and now advancing into the healthcare industry while it continues to boost the progress and the legitimacy of the technology.
Blockchain’s Role in the United States Health Care Sector
As the problem of record keeping faced by every doctor, medical office, hospital, pharmacy, and therapists in the country’s health sector is to be tackled with blockchain technology. Keeping information about patients health is more difficult without single storage to access necessary information when needed, as records are scattered on the different system and filing cabinets.
In Boston presently, there are two dozens of different systems for storage of patients records, which are not all connected to each other. This makes the information unstable. Also is the difficulty of accessing data for usage In case of emergencies which could be very harmful to patients continues.
Revamping Healthcare With Blockchain
Resolving this malady in the health sector of the country would be through Blockchain technology as plans are underway for its adoption. Some European countries have gone ahead in its approval, as the European Union in 2016 started funding a multinational collaboration with private companies and leading research universities to build a blockchain system to aid biomedical information keeping between healthcare organization and patients all over EU.
In a similar approach, Sweden has also started its own interoperable blockchain health data platform called CareChain. Estonia had adopted the Blockchain technology into her health sector since 2012, which presently aids its billings and the 99% of its prescription.
The blockchain technology has already adopted in Europe are a network of databases kept in different places that use securely encrypted messages to connect with each other over the Internet. The information cannot be deleted but only upgraded by authorized persons.
Keeping the information of patients secured and accessible is necessary for the health sector to continue to strive with excellence. Also, this will be adapted to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to share and keep data of threatening pathogens and analysis of outbreaks and manage the response. The pharmaceutical industry also has benefited immensely from using the blockchain technology to monitor supply chain from manufacturing down to delivery.
Immense benefits of blockchain technology to our society at large are unending, as the future of technology more transformation role is to come.